- One ticket to see Igudesman & Joo – BIG Nightmare Music
- When: Friday, November 28, at 7:30 p.m. or Sunday, November 30, at 2:30 p.m.
- Where: Heinz Hall
- Door time: one hour before showtime
- Full offer value includes ticketing fees
- $25 for family circle, rows F–K (up to $49.75 value)
- $25 for orchestra left, rows T–BB (up to $49.75 value)
- $25 for orchestra center, rows T–BB (up to $54.75 value)
- $35 for family circle, rows A–E (up to $69.75 value)
- $35 for grand tier, rows O–T (up to $69.75 value)
- $40 for orchestra, rows A–S (up to $69.75 value)
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Igudesman & Joo – BIG Nightmare Music
A hush falls on the concert hall, two accomplished musicians take the stage, and what follows could only be called chaos. Throughout BIG Nightmare Music, violinist Aleksey Igudesman and pianist Hyung-ki Joo set out to create a new generation of classical-music lovers, and to do it they construct a madcap comedic romp. At one point, Joo finds his piano suddenly locked, requiring the swipe of a credit card for access, and Igudesman nods off only to awake in the middle of Riverdance. The pair also reinvents classic-pop hits and popular soundtracks for the concert hall, pairing Mozart with James Bond for the theme to the fictional “From Mozart with Love.” The BIG edition also expands beyond the ground covered in Little Nightmare Music, finding the team showing off their range as soloists and drawing an entire orchestra into their world of whimsey. And their antics aren’t limited to concert halls, either—the pair have a lively YouTube channel, where they’ve racked up more than 35 million views from approximately 71 million eyes.
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra was founded in 1896, and its reputation was as big as its sound right from the start. Andrew Carnegie was an early backer, and reportedly claimed that it was the best orchestra in the country. More than a century later, it still enjoys its status as a nationally renowned organization. And the PSO continues to take pride in its acclaim—perhaps expanding on Carnegie's earlier view, current Music Director Manfred Honeck called the company "one of the world's finest orchestras."
The long-lived PSO makes its home in an equally historic venue. Converted from an opulent movie palace in 1971, when Americans swore off movies in favor of high culture, Heinz Hall proves itself an exceptional music venue. Fine acoustics please the ears, while eyes take in glittering chandeliers and glints of gold leaf.